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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 15, 2011 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Total Lunar Eclipse

Total lunar eclipse tonight ... and I think that's the case on your (various) sides of the globe, too. For us it's in a few hours. We had to eat early to avoid getting the food contaminated by ... well, it's a long story. During the eclipse, we have to go out and shout to keep the moon from being swallowed.

It's supposed to be visible (or rather, hyper-dark) for a few hours. Get out the telescopes, or just remember to shout :-)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 15, 2011 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

http://tinyurl.com/67s6u2f

I feel so '80's.
All the shame is coming back. My father walking around the house in his robe, shouting this out, making blueberry pancakes. Me cranking up La Villa Strangiato and counting the days till freedom. Then, I found VU and my days of freedom came so quickly. Musta been something on the banana album. Ya gotta run, run, run.... ;-)

edit- Can't leave you Rush fans hanging,

http://tinyurl.com/rc2n7




This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2011-06-15 15:54:27

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 15, 2011 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best Eclipse Ever

From The Boston Channel.com:

The Boston Bruins are now in Vancouver awaiting Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. If the B’s are able to beat the Canucks on Wednesday night, they would win their first Stanley Cup since 1972. Interestingly enough, the stars are already aligning for the Bruins…in a sense. A Total Lunar Eclipse also occurred on October 27, 2004. True sports fans will remember that as the night when the Red Sox swept the Cardinals to win their first Word Series title in 86 years.

Fate? Omen? Sign? Coincedence? Don't matter, I suppose. Going to be a great game regardless.

GO B's!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 15, 2011 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Eclipse Ever

Ah, yes. I did take note of that very hopeful sign for the Bruins.

Here's a few other reasons having nothing to do w/what happens on the ice I'm choosing to believe in:

No Bruins team in the franchise's 87-year history has EVER played in a Game 7 in the Finals. It's also true that until THIS YEAR no Bruins team had EVER come back from an 0-2 deficit to win a playoff series. So these Bruins have become the first to do so (v. Mtl., round 1), and now will become the first team in franchise history to WIN a game 7 in the Finals.

Milan Lucic is a Vancouver native. There is irony waiting in the wings tonight for Lucic to score the game-winning goal against his hometown team.

...and adding to that lunar eclipse connection: the night in 2004 the Red Sox won the World Series under that full lunar eclipse was--as is tonight--a Wednesday evening.

There are of course, plenty of good on-ice reasons the Bruins will win tonight, not the least of which is named Tim Thomas.

Go Bruins!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 15, 2011 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Eclipsed by the Best Drummer Ever (again)

Need an extra something to get up for tonight's game (or eclipse)? This clip has never failed to put me in the right frame of mind. Around the 1:00 min mark, things go off the charts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZyaOlrb7E

This one has been put up here before, but it will never, I repeat, never get old.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 15, 2011 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eclipsed by the Best Drummer Ever (again)

that's insane.

Can you imagine at the end of the night when they split the gig money...? if I was the drummer I'd say "yeah--we're splitting this 80% for me and 20% for you two tools."

Go Bruins!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 15, 2011 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eclipsed by the Best Drummer Ever (again)

I figure there wasn't too much money left to split after they paid for the rental on those lovely jackets.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 15, 2011 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Eclipse Ever

There are trends on both sides. No Canadian-based team has ever lost a game 7 in the finals. I think they are 7-0.

Thomas has been spectacular these playoffs, however it seems to me the key to tonights game is Luongo. When he is on, he is Thomas' equal, when he is off, he is almost as good as SDH between the pipes. The other trend is that he has been on at home.

Should be an interesting game.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 15, 2011 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Eclipse Ever

Excuse me, I am world reknown for my pipe-expertise.


And don't even get me started about laying pipe.


See where you made me go? I wash my hands of wherever this thread now goes. You only have yourself to blame.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 15, 2011 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Eclipse Ever

Bruins winning the Cup tonight is more than a pipe dream (dammit! I've fallen into your insidious wordplay trap)

As for Canadian teams being 7-0 in game 7's that ends tonight b/c it's a night of firsts: Bruins will be the first team in franchise history to win the Cup in a Game 7 and Vancouver will be the first Canadian team to lose a Game 7.

In 2009 a little-known 3rd/4th line grinder player emerged for Pittsburgh (the road team in game 7) as the hero (Max Talbot) when the Red Wings were all focused on Crosby, Malkin, etc.

I smell a huge goal by Gregory Campbell for the Bruins tonight.

Go Bruins!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 15, 2011 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Eclipse Ever

I'm scared that if they win, Derek Sanderson will be so overcome with joy that he will relapse, snort an entire 8-ball, strip off his clothes, hotwire the Zamboni, steal the Cup and cruise the streets of Vancouver with the Cup hoisted over his head making unflattering comments about Canadian contributions to modern society.

Please, I realize that by describing an event centered around a naked ex-Bruin I have opened the door to more "pipe" references, but show yourselves to be above the temptation.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 15, 2011 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Eclipse Ever

Alls I know is it would awesome if Sanderson did that. Just for one night. And just because the Bruins won.

Go Bruins!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 15, 2011 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Eclipse Ever

And while he did it, this would have to blaring:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzYtDhlmgJg

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Poster: snori Date: Jun 15, 2011 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

I'm OK with howling at the moon, but I'd feel a little foolish shouting at the clouds that are preventing me from seeing tonight's eclipse.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jun 15, 2011 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

hope you enjoyed it! wish i could have seen this one, its the longest totality in over a decade:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/highlights/123608924.html

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 16, 2011 6:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sheesh ... silly you, trying to start a thread about the lunar eclipse when what everyone really wanted was another hockey thread (rolls eyes ...)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 16, 2011 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

No darn kidding! We could start talking recipes in their sports threads, but it would be too mean; they'd be sitting there hopefully in front of ESPN waiting for us to come by with the snacks ...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 16, 2011 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

They'll be waiting awhile ...

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Poster: vapors Date: Jun 16, 2011 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

It sure it nice to have you two here! :)
Here is a recipe thread from before you gals entered this funhouse:
http://www.archive.org/post/273079/forum-chili-cook-off

To tie it all together, I served up my bean chili last night prior to watching the B's triumphant win!!!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 16, 2011 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

OMG that thread is making me so hungry (off to lunch ...)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 17, 2011 12:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

That is amazing! It's longer than a Brent-bashing thread!!! Congrats, guys, you really do get into your chili. And here I thought the only food thread that might suck the boys in would be "grilling with beer."